(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The momentum of this new wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese dictator is building.

The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received on June 28, 2015.

These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of the court's recent ruling.

Six Different Plaintiffs, Similar Persecution Experience

The six practitioners involved in the five lawsuits below come from different walks of life: a government official, a police officer, two college professors, an engineer, and a hairdresser. Though they have vastly different backgrounds, they have all suffered similar persecution during the past 16 years.

All of the practitioners had been arrested, detained, or tortured. Hairdresser Ms. Tai Yulong (台玉龙) was beaten to death just seven days of her arrest in 2001. Her family saw blood stains around her mouth and bruises on her right eye. Her arms and legs were badly swollen, and her abdomen was caved in. The police cremated her body without her family's consent.

Ms. Tai's older daughter, then 16, became withdrawn and her younger daughter, then 13, often cried for mom during her sleep. Her husband is now taking legal action against Jiang Zemin for his wife's death and his family's suffering.

Case 1: Mr. Guo Kaixiong (郭开雄)

Profession: Deputy chief of Shantou City Long Distance Telecommunication Line BureauHometown: Shantou City, Guangdong ProvinceDate filed: recent, date not specified

Key Facts:Mr. Guo was kidnapped and detained twice, locked up and tortured in a forced labor camp for two years. Managers at his workplace and his family were forced to offer bribes and treat the police to dinners in exchange for a lighter punishment. They spent 160,000 yuan on satisfying the police's whims and entertaining them. Mr. Guo was eventually given forced labor instead of a prison sentence.

Current Circumstances:Mr. Guo's latest arrest was in 2004. He was tortured in a forced labor camp for two years and placed under 24-hour surveillance. He is now released from the forced labor camp but is under constant harassment and surveillance from the police, officials, and agents from the 610 Office.

Related Report(s)none

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Details of complaint in Chinese language

Case 2: Mr. Zhang Xian (张宪)

Profession: Police officerHometown: Xianghe County, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: recently, date not specified

Key FactsMr. Zhang was locked up and tortured in a brainwashing center four times. He was sent to a forced labor camp three times. Local police extorted 450,000 yuan from Mr. Zhang's family over the years.

Current CircumstancesMr. Zhang is currently free. His last arrest was in July 2012. He was locked up and tortured in Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City for two years and denied visitation from his lawyer and family.

Related Report(s)Respected Police Officer Thrown into Labor Camp

Police Official Mr. Zhang Xian Repeatedly Persecuted Over the Last Eleven Years for Practicing Falun Gong

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Details of complaint in Chinese language

Case 3: Mr. Wang Yuejian (王悦健) and Ms. Song Zhaoxia (宋朝霞)

Profession: Mr. Wang was formerly a lecturer at Jilin University and his wife, Ms. Song, was formerly an associate professor in Jilin UniversityHometown: Changchun City, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: June 22, 2015

Key FactsMr. Wang was arrested four times, detained three times, tortured in a forced labor camp once for a year and a half, and fired from his job. Ms. Song was arrested and detained for a month and demoted to the position of lab technician.

Current CircumstancesMr. Wang and Ms. Song were last arrested on September 9, 2011. They were detained for 32 days leaving their child, who was in grade school, alone. They are currently free. Before her persecution, Ms. Song was twice recognized with the Best Lecturer award at the university in the area of basic medicine. When she applied for her old position, Ms. Song was denied for having “substandard ideology.”

Related Report(s)Highly Educated Couple from Jilin University Arrested

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Details of complaint in Chinese language

Case 4: Ms. Yang Manye (杨曼晔)

Profession: EngineerHometown: Putuo District, ShanghaiDate filed: recently, date not specified

Key FactsMs. Yang was arrested five times and given prison terms twice for a total of eight years. While she was imprisoned in 2001, guards shocked her with electric batons and scorched her face. Her kneecap was shattered. She was put in a forced labor camp once and a brainwashing center once.

Current CircumstancesMs. Yang's last arrest took place in October 2013 and she was sentenced to four years in August 2014. She is still being detained in Shanghai Women's Prison. Her husband filed the lawsuit on her behalf.

Related Report(s)610 Office Behind Shanghai Woman's Four-Year Sentence

Shanghai Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison Following Her Fifth Arrest (Photos)

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Details of complaint in Chinese language

Case 5: Ms. Tai Yulong (台玉龙) (also known as Ms. Tai Yurong(台玉荣))

Profession: HairdresserHometown: Wangdu County, Baoding City, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: June 12, 2015

Key FactsMs. Tai was arrested and tortured in a brainwashing center in 2001. She was beaten, forcibly given intravenous injections, force-fed, and denied bathroom use. She died in the brainwashing center, with her body bloated and covered in bruises and abdomen severely sunken. Authorities refused to return her body back to her family and cremated it without the family's consent.

Current CircumstancesMs. Tai died in 2001, seven days after she was arrested. Her husband filed the lawsuit on her behalf.

Related Report(s)Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Tai Yurong of Hebei Province Tortured to Death in 2001

Mailing Receipt(s) for Complaintn/a

Details of complaint in Chinese language


In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.

The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners in the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.

Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.